Beijing's business district image via Shutterstock. Re/Max open for business in Beijing

Re/Max open for business in Beijing

The first Re/Max office in China, Re/Max Eternity, is open for business in Beijing’s Chaoyang business district. Re/Max Eternity broker-owner Xianqiu Kong plans to open two more offices in Beijing in the next three years and is excited about co...
By Inman News | Thursday, October 23, 2014
Screen shot showing detail from Lamudi.com home page. The fastest-growing property search portal you've never heard of

The fastest-growing property search portal you've never heard of

Fast-growing international property website Lamudi has more than doubled its listings in just six months. The real estate network, which specializes in emerging nations, began a year ago with 16 countries and now covers 28 nations in Asia, the Middle...
By OPP Connect | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Century21ChinaRealEstate Chinese portal takes 20 percent stake in Century 21 China Real Estate

Chinese portal takes 20 percent stake in Century 21 China Real Estate

SouFun, which claims to be China’s leading real estate portal, is taking a $51 million stake in Century 21 China Real Estate, making it a “strategic partner” and the second-largest shareholder in the company. Century 21 China and So...
By Inman News | Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Jennifer Chan, a real estate agent at Partners Trust, appears in a Mandarin listing documentary. Mandarin 'listing documentary' targets Chinese high-rollers

Mandarin 'listing documentary' targets Chinese high-rollers

Jennifer Chan is well-equipped to cater to the high-rolling Chinese buyers who account for a sizable share of purchases in Pasadena, California. The Chinese-American real estate agent at Beverly Hills, California-based Partners Trust has been clos...
By Teke Wiggin | Monday, October 6, 2014
Blogging image via Shutterstock. Over 300 real estate blogging and video ideas to last the rest of your career

Over 300 real estate blogging and video ideas to last the rest of your career

Writing is a passion for me, but, as a novelist, my blogging seems to have taken a back seat. A friend and I have been meeting to discuss how we're going to get back to blogging and doing videos regularly ......
By ActiveRain | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Shanghai image via Shutterstock. Landing international buyers requires a long-term strategy

Landing international buyers requires a long-term strategy

Targeting international buyers is a strategic decision. Like all good investments, it costs something. You have to put in a grubstake of a certain amount of time, effort and money ......
By Andrew Taylor | Thursday, September 11, 2014
Hangzhou, China is one city where developers are offering discounts through "O2O" marketing channels. Photo credit:
Zhao jian kang / Shutterstock.com Century 21 China hawking homes on Alibaba's answer to Amazon.com

Century 21 China hawking homes on Alibaba's answer to Amazon.com

Century 21 China Real Estate subsidiary Shanggu is displaying property inventory on Alibaba Group’s Taobao.com, a Chinese shopping site similar to Amazon.com, the latest example of the growing reliance on “O2O” (online-to-offline) s...
By Inman News | Wednesday, September 10, 2014
International image via Shutterstock. Big US and UK brokerages jointly marketing luxury listings

Big US and UK brokerages jointly marketing luxury listings

Douglas Elliman Real Estate and Knight Frank Residential are teaming up to jointly market U.S. luxury listings to wealthy buyers around the world under a “global brand alliance.” The brokerages will share marketing resources for domest...
By Teke Wiggin | Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Costa Rica image via Shutterstock. Why homes in Costa Rica, Belize and Mexico are showing up in Chicago's MLS

Why homes in Costa Rica, Belize and Mexico are showing up in Chicago's MLS

Recognizing that its member agents and brokers are not only selling to international buyers but representing listings in other countries, one of the nation’s biggest multiple listing services has streamlined the process for its members to enter, se...
By Inman News | Thursday, August 28, 2014
Zameen.com screen shot Listing portal Zameen.com seizes the day as 3G comes to Pakistan

Listing portal Zameen.com seizes the day as 3G comes to Pakistan

The Pakistani listing portal Zameen.com has rolled out a listing search app for the iPhone. That wouldn’t be an earth-shattering achievement for a U.S. listing site, but it’s kind of a big deal in Pakistan. The country just auctio...
By Teke Wiggin | Thursday, August 28, 2014
Beijing image via Shutterstock. Century 21 China closes more offices to stem losses

Century 21 China closes more offices to stem losses

Century 21 China Real Estate today reported a second-quarter net loss of $6.6 million as revenue fell 9.1 percent from the first quarter and 42 percent from a year ago, to $19.8 million. “Market conditions were more challenging than we ......
By Inman News | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Screen shot of marketing campaign for high-end real estate via  tooopen.com. Chinese 'house-aircraft carrier meme' explained

Chinese 'house-aircraft carrier meme' explained

A new fad among Chinese marketers — pairing images of aircraft carriers with whatever they’re hawking, be it office furniture, heavy industrial equipment, or apartment buildings and other real estate — is no cause for alarm, says Fo...
By Inman News | Friday, August 15, 2014
Century21ChinaRealEstate C21 China heads off delisting by New York Stock Exchange

C21 China heads off delisting by New York Stock Exchange

Century 21 China Real Estate says the New York Stock Exchange has accepted the company’s plan for continued listing on the exchange after its market capitalization dipped below the minimum required $50 million. IFM Investments Ltd., which does ...
By Inman News | Tuesday, August 5, 2014
New Delhi, India image via Shutterstock. Sotheby's International Realty coming to India

Sotheby's International Realty coming to India

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC will soon have presence in India, having signed an agreement with RealPro Infra Private Ltd. to develop the brand. RealPro Infra co-owner and CEO Amit Goyal will open the first North India Sotheby&#...
By Inman News | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Traffic in Kolkata, India Radiokafka / Shutterstock.com Connect with the Indian marketplace next month in Kolkata

Connect with the Indian marketplace next month in Kolkata

The National Association of Realtors-India is holding its sixth annual meeting Aug. 16-17 in Kolkata. While some of the scheduled programming might sound familiarly mind-numbing to American Realtors (“Standardization of Global Practice in Real ...
By Inman News | Thursday, July 24, 2014
International image via Shutterstock. NAR and ListHub partner to help Realtors grow their international business

NAR and ListHub partner to help Realtors grow their international business

The National Association of Realtors and Move Inc.’s listing distribution platform ListHub have partnered to help NAR members broadcast their listings overseas and participate in the rise of international investment in the U.S. housing market. &nbs...
By Inman News | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
International image via Shutterstock. Chinese lead rise in US home sales to foreign buyers

Chinese lead rise in US home sales to foreign buyers

Sales of U.S. homes to foreign buyers rose to an estimated $92.2 billion last year — the highest sales volume in at least four years, according to an annual report from the National Association of Realtors. The rise was led ......
By Inman News | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Shanghai, China image via Shutterstock. Overseas property show expected to bring 30,000 visitors to Shanghai

Overseas property show expected to bring 30,000 visitors to Shanghai

A major Chinese overseas property and immigration show is expected to attract record numbers of foreign exhibitors, says the organizer. The 7th Shanghai Overseas Property & Immigration & Investment Exhibition (OPI) is being held in the Shanghai Everb...
By OPP Connect | Friday, June 27, 2014